Thursday, April 18, 2019

US Government Murders 30,000 Americans Per Year

That's the more sensation, but just as accurate, takeaway from this column by Hans Bader at FEE.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New Resume Item

Did my first stand-up comedy set last night. Or my first stand-up comedy set in front of a live audience composed of people outside my immediate household, anyway.

Of the three minute set, only 13 words were even remotely political. The rest was about dogs and sex. But not like that.

People laughed, and they did so at the points where I had hoped they would, so hopefully I did OK.

It was supposed to be three minutes anyway. I don't know if I ran long, went short, or nailed the time. I was the show closer (it was "established local comedians first, short set open mic after"), so I probably got a bit of leniency on the time limit if I needed it. The guy running the pre-show workshop for beginners told me "those two bits you tested out on us, plus one more, should get you to three minutes if you don't rush it." I wasn't happy enough with anything else I had been working on to show it off just yet, so I came up with a couple of one-liners contextual to the specific show, while watching it, and threw them in. They got laughs too, so I guess it all worked out.

There was also supposed to be video -- for me to watch/self-evaluate with, and to share if I decided it was good enough -- but something went wrong on that end of things.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

But Seriously, Folks ...

Ben Shapiro: "[Ilhan Omar] has a long history of not taking terrorism particularly seriously ..."

Unlike Shapiro, who took 9/11 so seriously that he spent the next several years yelling for war (from as far away as it was humanly possible to stay from military recruiting offices).

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